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minutes. [applause] >> thank you so much and good morning, everyone, and welcome, steve. it's really, really a pleasure to have you here in this morning, and we're going to dive right in. i want to begin, first, by giving you credit for speaking to the world affairs could coun. i believe it wasn't only last year, but the year before when steve hadley challenged all of us to come up with a focus, a set of issues, in fact, that the councils across the united states should be honing in on. well, as you know, this year's conference is galvanized around a set of issues, u.s. national security, six topic issues for the president in 2013. and let me just recap those for you, because we want to drill down in these. the councils have selected u.s. economic competitiveness, u.s. education competing globally, the middle east, china, afghanistan/pakistan and u.s. energy policy as the six top issues. so starting with that, looking at it strategically, do you feel that those are the core issues before president obama and this administration and our country going into 2013? um, if not, what would y
for containment to push this away. those two ridings are not reasonable alternatives that steve has said remaining engaged with pakistan there is an alternative to it. but i would argue that having a focus simply on the bilateral relationship is something that has been a problem for us and what we need to do is break out of this if you will the sterile debate and look at the issues that are crosscutting with pakistan's relationship to india and that have to do with a sequence of events that will take place after 2014 when the american focus once again as steve mentioned when the american focus becomes somewhat less the relationship through the counterterrorism and opens the door for the more creative ways of business, academic, a media that have really suffered in the last ten years. so i guess i come out to your question answering that i'm cautiously optimistic if we can keep things on the rail which you know what will happen over the last ten years isn't an easy thing and it's like rolling down the side do would be and you don't know how for the region goes so keeping things on track it isn't ea
to it coming through in just a while. >> all right. >> also a guy who has been called the next steve jobs, not sure if he likes that description. we'll talk to amazon founder and ceo jeff bezos and get his take on a lot of things, including the upcoming holiday season. >> and tim tebow opens up in a pretty rare interview. why did he trademark tebowing. does he have a girlfriend? we'll ask the nosey question, and we'll get some answers coming up. but we want to begin this half hour with a tragic accident nearly one year ago that left lauren scruggs severely injured. we'll talk to lauren and her parents in a moment, but first natalie hasmore on the accident that changed lauren's life. >> reporter: lauren scruggs had a bright future and big plans. at 23 she had just started her own website lolo magazine devoted to beauty and fashion trends. but on a night last december her life was forever changed. visiting friends with her mom sheryl. >> we had gone to church lauren and i and went to some friends for dinner afterwards, like we always do. they live on an airport, so we ate dinner, and they d
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to it coming true in a while. >>> also ahead, a guy called the next steve jobs, not sure if he likes that description. talk to amazon founder jeff bezos. >>> and tim tebow, why did he trademark tebowing. does he have a girlfriend. we will get some answers coming up. >>> we begin with a tragic accident a year ago that left lauren scruggs severely injured. she writes about it in a book. still lolo, a family's journey of hope. we talk to lauren and her parents in a moment. natalie has more on the accident that changed lauren's life. >> reporter: lauren scruggs had a bright future and big plans. at 23, she had just started her own website, lolo magazine, devoted to beauty and fashion trends. but on a night last december, her life was forever changed, visiting friends with her mom cheryl. >> we had gone to church, lauren and i, went to some friends' for dinner afterwards like we always do. they live on an airport. we ate dinner, they decided they were going to do some recreational flying, go look at christmas lights and everything. >> reporter: lauren was the first to fly. as she was clim
and for the middle east to finally begin to deliver for its people. >> steve, concluding question, what do you see as the role of the united states in the world today? there is the day amongst foreign-policy experts on american exceptional was and, the decline of the u.s. role, the desire to pull back. you gave advice to the world affairs council before. what is their role? >> the world affairs council, you are a wonderful forum in local communities across this country, bringing people together from all walks of life, having a debate on these issues. the foreign policy debates of our presidential campaigns are, i find, quite vacuous and full of straw man red herrings and do not get to the real issues. well, in your forms, you can get to the real issues and invite politicians to hold their feet to the fire and do not expect these kinds of superficial answers, which we get from campaigns. i have been in washington for a long time, too long, but my wife is a washingtonian, so we are still here, and every 10 years you get this narrative that america is in decline, overstretched, downsize your objectiv
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